Mar 03, 15
By Julie Tomascik
Misting rain, sleet, snow and ice. It’s agriculture’s frenemy. You know, friend and enemy.
And this year’s Texas snowpocalypse was no exception.
We need the moisture for crops and pastures to grow this spring—the friendly part that comes from the snowy mess. But it makes a tough enemy, increasing the difficulty of chores on farms and ranches. Not to mention the increased risk of catching pneumonia.
Ready or not, snowpocalypse 2015 came and hasn’t quite left.
Those freezing temperatures, spine-chilling winds and slopping mud wreak havoc on daily chores. Taking more hours than usual to complete those tasks.
Feb 27, 15
By Kelly Bogard
Mother Nature has a weird sense of humor. Just as I was getting ready for the warmer weather, the snow came. Big, white, fluffy flakes covered Waco and the TFB state office on Wednesday.
The snow reminded me of whipped cream as it piled delicately on the ground. That, of course, got my foodie brain going. What goes better with whipped cream than strawberries? Maybe some shortcake, too? Okay. Since I can’t get it out of my head now, here you go.
Feb 24, 15
By Jessica Domel
Are highly-paid actors and actresses more important than the men and women who dedicate their lives to growing the food that nourishes our bodies and feeds our families?
I don’t think so.
But for some reason, my Twitter timeline Sunday and Monday were consumed by photos, updates and snarky quips about the Oscars.
Thousands of Tweets were sent that evening.
Granted, some really entertaining things happened at the Oscars, but why do Tweets about John Travolta being awkward and a man in his underpants gain hundreds of retweets while posts about real things happening to real people garner one, two, or even worse, none?
Feb 20, 15
By Kelly Bogard
Let’s talk chicken. It is so versatile. You can bake it. Fry it. Grill it. You can eat it as a main course or in a salad or dip. You can also stuff and bread it, like we are going to do today.
Our assistant editor Julie brought this idea to me and I am excited to share it with you. In addition to being yummy, it is pretty good for you, too.
Feb 17, 15
By Lindsey Bowers
Eat, eat and eat some more.
With two growing boys, it’s all we can do to keep enough food in the house.
After a day of playing outside, learning at school and helping with chores around the farm, the boys are hungry.
And we’re happy to feed their growing appetites, especially knowing the food we grow is safe and affordable.
That’s because we’re farmers. We raise catfish and grow corn, sorghum and cotton.
But we grow more than we can eat in our little house—even with the appetites those boys, and their dad, have.
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